brings us news of a startup called E-Fuel promising to ship a home-brew ethanol plant
, the size of a washer-dryer, for under $10,000 by the end of this year. We've had plenty
about $1/gal. fuel — these guys want to let you make it at home. The company says it plans to develop a NAFTA-enabled distribution network for inedible sugar from Mexico at 1/8th the cost of trade-protected sugar, to use as raw material for making ethanol. A renewable energy expert from UC Berkeley is quoted: "There's a lot of hurdles you have to overcome. It's entirely possible that they've done it, but skepticism is a virtue."